Assessments help teachers determine what instructional approaches would be best for certain students, what the students may already know about a certain topic, and what topics may need to be reintroduced. It also provides educators with data to discover students’ success in certain skill sets as well. Some examples of assessment are: placement, formative, diagnostic, summative, and performance assessment.
Test is a more specific form of assessment based off of a set of questions given during a certain time limit measuring how well the student performs related to how their peers did by performing certain tasks. Educational tests can help individualized efforts to learn easier by reward and encouragement. Some examples of tests include: standardized, informal, individual, power, and objective tests.
Measurement is the process of retaining a numerical value to a certain degree. The numerical value describes what the individual may possess as a skill or characteristic. Measurement can be referred to as how to use certain procedures in educational tests and assessments. Some examples of measurement are: raw scores, percentile ranks, derived scores, standard scores, and …show more content…
In order to know where a student is you need to focus on what prior knowledge and skills the student possesses and to what extent. The goal is to figure out what position in the instruction fits best for each student. Formative assessment is used during instruction and used to observe the learning progression during that time. The main purpose of formative assessment is to allow teachers to be able to make certain changes in teaching and help students achieve his or her learning goals. Diagnostic assessment is given during instruction like the formative assessment but instead of looking for learning progression, it looks for the opposite; finding difficulties that are left behind by formative assessment. Summative assessment is given after instruction. In other words, like a summary this comes at the end of the lesson and is designed to assess to what extent did the learning actually progress